You walk from Plakias along the beaches east of Plakias to Lefkogeia. This walk offers great views of the shoreline and all the beaches alongside of it and on the way from Shinaria Beach to Lefkogeia stunning panoramas towards Plakias and the valley east of Plakias. There are plenty of places for a refreshment and/or food along the way.
The walk is mostly flat with 300 meters of walking and climbing on and over sharp rocks between Ammoudi and Shinaria, and 1km going up on a paved road from Shinaria to Lefkogeia.
Alternatively you can include the walk up and around Mount/Cape Kakomouri (at the end of Plakias Beach), which means a kilometre of going up more, but the reward is an amazing view over Plakias and beyond.
You can take the bus back to Plakias or call a taxi in one of tavernas. Click on the KTEL logo for the latest up to date bus timetables (choose "departure from Rethymno") and check both Rethymno-Plakias and Preveli-Plakias. If you are not too tired yet you can walk back along the water canals (walk 3). Walks 6 and 7 also connect to this walk.